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Wapta Falls Hike or Snowshoe in Winter

In the winter a Wapta Falls hike or snowshoe makes for a delightful half day outing. It’s a longer hike in the winter since you basically start from the Trans-Canada Highway, so you must add a few kilometres to reach the summer trailhead. If you’re staying in the Field – Golden corridor, or you have a few hours to spare while you’re driving between Golden and Calgary, I would encourage you to do the hike.  We opted for snowshoes on the Wapta Falls hike but even with as much snow as you see in th...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Time, Canada, John, British Columbia, Calgary, Parks Canada, Yoho National Park, Niagara, Charlie, Kelowna, Trans Canada, Trans Canada Highway, Highway 95, Emerald Lake Lodge

Painters wanted in Canada

  Locations of work:  Commercial buildings and Strata’s, Repainting, Maintenance, Fire damage, Historical Restoration, Renovation, Wallcoverings in Kelowna, B.C. Minimum of 32 hours a week. Job Duties: Prepare, clean and sand surfaces to be paintedRepair cracks and holesMix paint to desired colour and textureClean cut lines, apply paint by brush or rollerMeasure, cut and apply wallpaper and other fabric to wallsErect scaffolding and swing stages and attach riggingLadder work, lifts and HeightsA...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Kelowna, Andy Rodriguez, Strata 's Repainting Maintenance Fire

Trash Talking Employee Tanks Reinstatement

Daniel Standing LL.B., Editor, published by First Reference Inc. One would expect that after beating up an older lady while at work, a terminated employee would show remorse for his actions and do whatever possible to get his job back. In United Parcel Service v Teamsters Local Union No. 213, 2021 CanLII 64789 (CA LA), we see the impact an employee’s trash talk about their employer can have on his or her potential reinstatement. After accepting an employee’s apology at face value and offering r...
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Dogs are racists only if their owners are

man in Nigeria, was attacked and eaten by his hungry dog, boerboels terrify people in Johannesburg, and in Canada some folk take their canine companions to daycare. The post Dogs are racists only if their owners are appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Dog, Nigeria, Africa, Canada, South Africa, Johannesburg, Openaccess, Ibadan, Kelowna, Africasacountry, Cynophilia, Cynophobia

Summer Hockey Etiquette

from Justin Bourne of Sportsnet, At around 19 or 20 years old, I found myself invited to skate in a summer shinny game that was packed full of pros, mostly by luck (I had a personal relationship with one of the players unrelated to hockey). I first started skating there around 2002, which in Kelowna at the time meant young Canadian Olympians were well represented there, with Duncan Keith and Shea Weber and Dany Heatley and -- on the very rare occasion -- Jarome Iginla and Carey Price. ...
Tags: Sport, NHL, Kelowna, Carey, Jarome Iginla, Duncan Keith, Shea Weber, Dany Heatley, Justin Bourne

The Station: Breaking down TuSimple’s S-1

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi friends and new readers, welcome to The Station. A few items before we jump into the news. Rebecca Bellan, who started writing for TechCrunch earlier this month, is going to be contributing to the micromobbin’ section as part of her focus on ebikes, scooters and other personal mobility vehicles. Reach out to her at [email protected]
Tags: Apple, Transportation, London, Microsoft, California, Washington, Senate, Russia, Berlin, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Ces, Automotive, United States, Gm

Ducks reeling after more injuries to key players

ANAHEIM — As ever, or so it seems, injuries have played a significant role in the Ducks’ lowly circumstances. Top defensemen Hampus Lindholm and Josh Manson were like ships passing in the night last week, with Lindholm going on injured reserve and Manson returning from it. Now, Manson is sidelined again. First, it was a strained oblique that forced him out of the lineup for 20 games. Then, he suffered an unspecified lower body injury Monday that kept him from playing Wednesday. The injuries are ...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Kings, AHL, NHL, Orange County, Terry, Ducks, Grant, Columbia, Anaheim-ducks, Murray, Jamie, Carter, Anaheim

Canada: Canada's 10 Best Cities To Find A Job Despite COVID-19 Second Wave -

January 19, 2021 - Foreign nationals looking for work in Canada should keep an eye out on the mid-sized British Columbia city of Kelowna which is now ranked the number one place for job hunters in Canada. We review the leading cities to find employment for newcomers to Canada.
Tags: News, Canada, Columbia, Kelowna

20 Things in 2020 That Made it a Surprisingly Good Year

We all know that 2020 was an insanely awful year – a year we want to put behind us even if it’s one we’ll talk about for the rest of our lives. While I was certainly affected, I was also spared the worst of 2020. No one I was close to caught the virus (though my mother was in a long term care home that saw a major outbreak.) I always had food on my table, and my husband who is my best friend, was always there for me. I never had to live with my own company for months on end and I knew I could pa...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Sweden, US, Toronto, Ted, Canada, 2020, Arizona, Norway, John, Alberta, Calgary, Lofoten Islands, Lake Louise, Banff National Park

Two Standout Hikes in Merritt, British Columbia

This post from writer Sylvia Dekker takes you on a couple of hikes near Merritt British Columbia – a community you might have stopped in for gas or coffee while driving the Coquihalla Highway between Vancouver and Kamloops or on the way to the Okanagan via Kelowna. If you’re like me, you probably didn’t know about the great hiking and backpacking opportunities in the region. Now you will! The area surrounding the Merritt, British Columbia area is a wilderness of roads, rolling hills, peaks and...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Backpacking, Vancouver, British Columbia, Columbia, Chilliwack, Merritt, Kelowna, Sylvia, Kamloops, Okanagan, Stanley Glacier, Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, Merritt British Columbia, Sylvia Dekker

Washington Capitals Sign Justin Schultz

via Washington Capitals press release, The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Justin Schultz to a two-year, $8 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Schultz's contract will carry an average annual value of $4 million. Schultz, 30, recorded 12 points (3g, 9a) in 46 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins last season. The 6'2", 193-pound defenseman ranked second among Penguins defensemen in power play time on ice per game (2:4...
Tags: Washington, Sport, Penguins, Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, Kelowna, Schultz, Justin Schultz, Brian MacLellan

Pandemic can't stop birthday hugs for Beryl's 80th

Beryl Cooke assumed that, like so many things these days, her 80th birthday celebrations were on hold for now because of COVID-19. So she was puzzled when she stepped into the front yard of her home in the Okanagan city of Kelowna, B.C., on Friday to see a tall soccer goal covered with a thin plastic sheet. Plastic bags were taped over four armholes in the sheet. It was festooned with pink balloons, paper hearts and ribbon curls."What's going on out here," she asked her daughter, Cristi Coo...
Tags: News, Lifestyle, Kelowna, Ethel, Cristi, Okanagan, Tiago, Traci, Beryl, COVID, Beryl Cooke, Cristi Cooke

25 Awesome Day Trips from Vancouver, Canada

The best day trips from Vancouver, British Columbia If you’ve visited Vancouver, chances are you’ve walked around Stanley Park’s iconic seawall, visited Granville Island, snapped a photo of the old Steam Clock in Gastown, shopped on Robson Street and raised a glass in Granville’s entertainment district. In this post, we want to get outside the city and share our favourite day trips from Vancouver. While there are countless things to see and do in Vancouver, there’s even more adventure waiting...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Hiking, Canada, United States, Adventures, Vancouver, Victoria, Sightseeing, North America, Whistler, Washington State, Seattle, Travel Tips, Glamping, British Columbia


Police in Kelowna, B.C., investigating pooper who soiled display toilet (Thanks to Unholy Slacker)
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Kelowna RCMP chief stepping down to take on new role

Kelowna's top cop is leaving his position after 3½ years in charge of the local RCMP, and in the wake of an investigation launching into the conduct of a local officer that was recently caught on video.Kelowna RCMP announced Friday that Supt. Brent Mundle is transferring to a new role with the Southeast District Senior Management Team.According to a statement from the force's spokesperson, Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy, the transfer has been in the works for several months and has nothing to...
Tags: News, Law, Canada, Council, Cbc, RCMP, Kelowna, Kelowna RCMP, Basran, Brent Mundle, Cpl Jocelyn Noseworthy, Mundle, Kelowna Mountie, Colin Basran, Daybreak South, RCMP Sexual Assault Review Team


Another instance of feces falling from the sky in Kelowna (Thanks to Unholy Slacker)
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B.C. pilots to fly over Vancouver in tribute to Snowbirds victim

VANCOUVER — A group of B.C. pilots took to the skies as a tribute to the victim of a deadly Snowbird plane crash in Kamloops.Dubbed "Operation Backup Inspiration," a nod to the Snowbirds event which was called Operation Inspiration, 35 pilots departed from Abbotsford Airport, flying over Metro Vancouver.The event lists strict rules, such as no formation flying, to ensure safety during the memorial.The B.C. General Aviation Association, which is running the event, says the memorial will "pick up ...
Tags: News, Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops, Jenn Casey, Abbotsford Airport, General Aviation Association

Canucks News & Rumors: NHL Hub Cities, Baertschi, Leivo & Scouting

The Vancouver Canucks, like all other NHL teams, haven’t played a game since the NHL’s regular season was suspended. Although things have been silent on the ice since March 12, there seems to be action over the past week or at least some discussion is happening. The last word we have is that the NHL’s administration and the National Hockey League’s Players Association are moving closer to creating a 24-team playoff format. Related: Canucks News & Rumors: Brackett, Buble & Salary-Cap Decisions...
Tags: Sport, Victoria, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Portland Oregon, British Columbia, Columbia, George, Gary Bettman, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks, Sportsnet, Utica Comets, Kelowna, WHL

Transitioning to Running Injury Free by Ross McKinnon

   Ross McKinnon, Physiotherapist.  Kelowna Manual Therapy Centre BC Talent Squad Camp, 100 Mile House BC (Photo: Ross Neil Mckinnon) Nordic athletes will be transitioning to running over the next few weeks as the snow disappears and/or the ski trails shut down.   Overuse injuries from running were the most commonly reported injuries in British Columbia Ski Team athletes in injury surveys completed in 2018 and 2019.  The vast majority of these overuse injuries occurred in the General Preparat...
Tags: Resources, Training, Sport, Skiing, Kelowna, Salomon, Lake Okanagan, Ross McKinnon, Running Technique, Columbia Ski Team, Kelowna Manual Therapy Centre, Ross Neil Mckinnon, McDougall Rim Trail Run, Ross Neil Mckinnon Athletes, Kelowna Manual Therapy Centre He, BC Ski Team Ross

Vancouver Canucks News & Rumors: Myers, Toffoli, Tryamkin & Hoglander

Although the NHL’s regular season has been suspended, hockey news is still regularly emerging from the Vancouver Canucks organization. Although little of that news involves players on the ice, it does involve players within the organization and those who are at home during the COVID-19 disruption. Related: Vancouver Canucks News & Rumors: Pettersson, Rathbone, Miller & More In this post, I’ll try to keep Canucks fans more up-to-date on news emerging from the team. Item One: Canucks Re...
Tags: Russia, Los Angeles, Sport, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, New York Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg, Tyler Toffoli, Vancouver Canucks, LA Kings, Canucks, J T Miller, Winnipeg Jets, Myers

PGA Tour reveals proposed new schedule

Colonial Country Club will host the PGA Tour’s Charles Schwab Challenge, originally scheduled for May 18-24, from June 8-14 The PGA Tour plans to return in early June with the first four events to be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.“The health and safety of all associated with the PGA TOUR and our global community continues...
Tags: Nbc, China, Toronto, San Francisco, Sport, Canada, Golf, Pga Tour, Cbs, Vancouver, Victoria, Edward, Latin America, Mastercard, Rbc, Kelowna

Vegas Golden Knights Prospects: Season In Review

The Vegas Golden Knights Prospect Report is a monthly article that will offer a peek into who will be wearing the black and gold in the future. I will have a top 10 list of players and discuss how they performed in the previous month, as well as mention the prospects who are trending up and down. Related: Top 100 NHL Prospects – Midseason Update The parameters for the list are as follows: they are considered a prospect if they are below the age of 25 and have fewer than 25 games played in ...
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Canadian curling continues to get hammered by novel coronavirus cancellations

Brad Gushue's curling team will not wear the Maple Leaf in Scotland and Canada has lost more world championships because of concerns over the spread of COVID-19.The World Curling Federation cancelled both the men's world championship scheduled for March 28 to April 5 in Glasgow, as well as the world mixed doubles and seniors championship April 18-25 in Kelowna, B.C., on Saturday.The women's world championship in Prince George, B.C., that was to open Saturday was called off earlier...
Tags: News, Scotland, Toronto, Canada, Glasgow, Las Vegas, North America, British Columbia, Edmonton, Manitoba, George, Geoff Walker, The Canadian Press, Kelowna, Kingston Ont, Portage

2020 NHL Draft: 10 Risers from Fisher’s Top 300 for March

Fisher’s Top 300 for MarchFisher’s Top 217 for FebruaryFisher’s Top 217 for JanuaryFisher’s Top 186 for DecemberFisher’s Top 186 for NovemberFisher’s Top 124 for OctoberFisher’s Top 124 Preseason Rankings This month’s risers — which might be the last batch of the draft year due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) suspending hockey leagues around the world — feature many of the top performers since the calendar turned to 2020. Fitting, in that sense, if this becomes the finale to my monthly riser...
Tags: London, Sweden, Russia, Sport, Rockets, John, Slovakia, Hockey, NHL, Giants, St Petersburg, Jarvis, Islanders, Sanderson, Fisher, CHL

Hockey Canada, Canadian Hockey League, American Hockey League suspend schedules

TORONTO — Hockey Canada announced Thursday it was cancelling all its sanctioned activities, including national championships, until further notice because of the COVID-19 outbreak.Hockey Canada CEO Tom Renney and president and COO Scott Smith said in a statement the decision was made "after much consultation with the Hockey Canada membership, our chief medical officer and public health officials."The cancellations will go into effect as of Friday."Without question, this is an unprecedented perio...
Tags: News, Toronto, Canada, AHL, NHL, Smith, Major League Baseball, Belleville, CHL, American Hockey League, The Canadian Press, Kelowna, OHL, Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Hockey Canada

Women's world curling championship in Canada wiped out by COVID-19

The women's world curling championship in Prince George, B.C., joined the expanding list of COVID-19 cancellations in the sports world Thursday.The 13-country championship was scheduled to start Saturday at the CN centre.All three major winter sport world championships Canada was to host in March have now been scrapped because of concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus, now called a pandemic by the World Health Organization."I am absolutely confident that we've made, collecti...
Tags: Europe, News, Scotland, Canada, Nba, World Health Organization, Nova Scotia, Las Vegas, NHL, Kingston, Montreal, Quebec, Major League Baseball, Edmonton, Manitoba, Henderson

Brad Gushue captures 3rd Brier title in 4 years

It wasn't all that long ago Brad Gushue wondered if he'd ever be a Brier champion after 13 appearances without ever hoisting the historic Tankard trophy.Times have changed in a hurry. Gushue is now a three-time Brier champion.On Sunday night in front of a boisterous, capacity crowd inside the Leon's Centre downtown Kingston, the St. John's skip put on a curling clinic, shooting 97 per cent and defeating Alberta's Brendan Bottcher 7-3 to claim his third title in the last ...
Tags: News, Scotland, Canada, Newfoundland, Kingston, Times, Alberta, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Gallant, Nichols, Regina, Geoff Walker, Walker, Kelowna, Labrador

10 Things to Do to Make the Most of a Kelowna Winter

The best way I know of to get through a Canadian winter, and have fun at the same time, is to plan loads of activities and short getaways. From Alberta and British Columbia, one of the easy options is a trip to Kelowna – the largest city in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.  In the summer Kelowna is a very popular recreational area with loads of sandy beaches and opportunities for boating, swimming, SUP & wind surfing. During a Kelowna winter – which is mild compared to most places in Canad...
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The Best Things to Do in Penticton, BC in Winter

Penticton, a town that’s perfect for outdoor adventure enthusiasts, beer aficionados and wine lovers alike, is located in the south Okanagan Valley. Home to about 35,000 full-time residents, it has plenty to offer both locals and visitors on a year-round basis. Even though winter is a quieter time to visit, there are still lots of things to do in Penticton, as you’ll see below. Bike a section of the Kettle Valley Railway, visit wineries, go skiing and dine like royalty. There’s a new energy ...
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Kelowna B.C. Canada

Well that beautiful trip to Kelowna has come to an end. The weather was colder than normal dipping to 23 C and the snowfall amounts were incredible made for a few days of great snowmobiling for Ron. We will be home today
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